Ants can become a difficult problem when they infest your home. The average colony grows to over thousands of members, consisting of the queen, males, and female workers. Some queens can live up to 30 years. They are attracted to your home because of food, water, and shelter and find their way in through openings in your home, doors, and even as a hitchhiker on you. When workers or scouts discover a food source, they leave a pheromone trail for others to follow, which is why you see the invasions in a line of ants. This invitation can lead to property damage and a stressful situation.
Ants are smart insects that have adapted for 120 million years to survive. When it comes to brains, one ant can have over 250,000 brain cells and A colony can have as many brain cells as a human brain. They can lift more than 50 times their body weight, have excellent memories, and can do a lot of damage in a short time.
Signs You May Have An Ant Problem
There are over 10,000 species of ants, so you may want to identify which ones are causing you trouble. This can help you judge the level of challenge and the type of damage they can do. Carpenter Ants can get inside your walls and damage the wood. You can look for signs of them, such as hollow-sounding wood or piles of sawdust-looking material under windows, baseboards, and other wooden areas. This is from them burrowing into the wood to make spaces for laying eggs. An infestation of Carpenters can be a serious problem because of the amount of damage they can do to your home.
Take Care Of Them Immediately
The longer you let the problem go, the harder it will be to remove them. Arizona is home to two species of Fire Ants, the Desert and the Southern. They are most active near water sources which can make your lawn a target. When threatened, they attack in hordes. Keep your outdoor animals safe because they are known to be attracted to the moisture created by a newborn animal. They are one of the few insects that will bite and sting. The huge mounds of dirt they create damages grass and makes those areas unsafe.
Professional Ant Control
If you see the infestation signs, you should not wait for it to get out of control. Using ant spray is not the best method for killing them. You’re only going to kill the ants you can see and have no effect on the colony. It’s not all bad news. We can help you get rid of ants before they become a bigger problem, and if you have an emergency, you can count on our professional 5-Star service to get the job done. Desert Castle Pest Control is your go-to for ant control in Mesa and surrounding areas. Our services focus on the long-term prevention of pests. Don’t let ants become a major problem. Let our professional team come up with a plan to eliminate the issue.